CHAṚHAT SIṄGH, son of Jai Siṅgh, a Sandhū Jaṭṭ of Koṭ Sayyid Mahmūd, a small village near Amritsar, held a service jāgīr under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. His father had served as a trooper under Gulāb Siṅgh Bhaṅgī. Chaṛhat Siṅgh's sister Rūp Kaur married Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh in 1809. Chaṛhat Siṅgh and his brother Bhūp Siṅgh were assigned an area worth 30, 000 rupees, subject to the service of 200 horse, which they held for 15 years when it was resumed. Chaṛhat Siṅgh was sanctioned a jāgīr in compensation to the value of 2, 500 rupees free of service and was appointed commandant of an irregular regiment. In 1831, Chaṛhat Siṅgh suffered grievous injuries in the battle of Sayyid kī Sarāi fought by Prince Sher Siṅgh against Sayyid Ahmad Barelavī. In 1848, the family of Chaṛhat Siṅgh joined the revolt against the British who confiscated their jāgīrs after the occupation of the Punjab.


  1. Griffin, Lepel, and C. F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1890
  2. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, 'Umdāt-ut-Twārīkh. Lahore, 1885-89

G. S. Nayyar